Chef Wayne Resigns; Duncan Named Chef de Cuisine

Executive Chef Wayne Johnson steps down after two years at Ray’s

Wayne Johnson, Executive Chef at Ray’s Boathouse since February 2012, has announced his resignation in order to pursue other career opportunities and spend time with his family.

“I want to say thank you to my colleagues at Ray’s for the great ride,” said Johnson. “It’s time to slow it down a bit and spend time with my family.”

“Wayne has put his heart and soul into Ray’s for the past two years and we thank him for this,” said Douglas Zellers, General Manager at Ray’s. “Wayne is moving on to discover some new opportunities in the culinary world to which he has brought so much.  His dedication to both local organizations like FareStart and wider national programs like Culinary Wonders helped keep Ray’s at the forefront of these important institutions.  We wish Wayne nothing but the best in this next chapter of his storied career.”

Paul Duncan promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Ray's
Paul Duncan promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Ray’s

Executive Sous Chef Paul Duncan has been elevated to Chef de Cuisine and will oversee all culinary operations at Ray’s. Duncan has been with the Ray’s team since June 2013, after stints at the Hi-Life in Ballard and the Ritz Carlton, Kapalua on Maui.

Introducing the new Ray’s Loyalty Card!

raysloyaltycardIn January, we proudly launched our new frequent diner program, the Ray’s Loyalty Card! This program allows you to earn Points and Dining Credits that you may use to offset your future guest check. Loyalty should be rewarded with more than a discount and Ray’s is excited to offer this program to our passionate, caring, and loyal guests.

We are excited to launch our Loyalty program so we can have more flexibility and creativity with the rewards we provide directly to our guests. Each of you can now share the benefits and awards we will be providing with this new promotion.

For example, you’ll now accumulate points for any food, beverage, retail, or gift card purchase, in the bar or in the dining room, or even for take-out food. You are no longer restricted to entrees in the dining room only, or parties of two, automatic gratuity, etc.  This is very liberating for us and we are fully intent on passing these great benefits on to our loyal guests. Our new Loyalty Program allows us to remain more in touch with you in order to reward you more appropriately.

We want to ensure that our loyal customers have an easy transition from our previous program, and that the new program and its benefits are clearly outlined. To enroll in the Loyalty Card Program, pick up your card/application at the front desk on your next visit to Ray’s!

Loyalty Card Program – How it Works:

  • Earn 1 Point for every $10 you spend.
  • Once you accumulate 10 Points you may begin redeeming your Dining Credits on your next visit to offset your guest check in the Café or Boathouse.
  • Credits may also be redeemed for purchasing retail items and gift cards.
  • The Points are a 1 to 1 Point to dollar ratio. Use 1 Point to offset 1 dollar of purchases.
  • Earn points for any food, beverage, retail, or gift card purchase, in the lounge or in the dining room, or even take-out food